Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Major Transportation Corridor Z: Major Highways (Classes I and II)
Document Description
A number of general improvements are required as part of the proposed project. These general improvements include restriping of traffic lanes, as necessary; conversion of existing curb lanes to peak period bus lanes in each direction; upgrade of the existing transit signal priority system; street widening and/or street reconstruction in select areas; and installation of traffic/transit signage and pavement markings, as necessary. Most of the existing curb lanes in the City of Los Angeles would be "converted" to bus and right-turn only operation in the peak periods (7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm) on weekdays. In these segments, the curb lanes would be repaired or reconstructed, where necessary, and restriped and signed as peak period bus lanes. In other areas, curbside bus lanes would be added as new lanes to Wilshire Boulevard by widening and restriping. Upgrades to the transit signal priority system would also be implemented, including the following: (1) addition of bus signal priority at intersection with near-side bus stops (a recently developed and successfully tested concept), (2) increase in the maximum available time for transit signal priority from 10 percent to 15 percent of the traffic signal cycle at minor intersections, and (3) reduction in the number of traffic signal recovery cycles from two to one at key intersections along the corridor. The Los Angeles County project components include the extension of the eastbound left turn pocket at Sepulveda Boulevard and street widening and restriping between Federal Avenue and Bonsall Avenue to add an eastbound peak period bus lane.

Contact Information

Martha Butler
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, City of, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Los Angeles
State Highways
I-10, I-405,I-110,SR-2
Metro Red Line/Blue Line
Santa Monica

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Exclusive Peak Period Bus Lane)
Local Actions
Transit Improvement
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Growth Inducement, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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